Here is a little more information about Mr. McAleer, who was mentioned yesterday. This is how I start building a file on someone and find out more about them. Each bit of information adds to the picture of our ancestors.
September 5, 1902
F.A. McAleer is now “batching”. He doesn’t like it. He will soon have his drug stock here and the new building finished.
October 3, 1902
F.A. McAleer is papa of a 6lb girl.
We had quite a severe wind one night last week. It moved Mr. McAleer’s house partly off its foundation.
F.A. McAleer got word that all lumber needed to finish his storeroom would reach here by October 3.
October 31, 1902
F.A. McAleer has returned from a business trip to Texas.
F.A. McAleer has been appointed postmaster at this place and has made application to make it a money order office. We hope he will succeed. We need such a convenience.
November 28, 1902
Our postmaster, F.A. McAleer is liked by everybody. He says he will have a money order department as soon as the appointment day comes and the department notifies him, which will be January 2, 1903.
April 13, 1905
Tom Smith, William Scarlet, Dr. Hamilton, Daniel Walker, J.B. Lloyd, F.A. McAleer, W.C. Impson, R.M. Stone, Will Gardner, Miss hardy, Ella Riddle, Teddie Avant, W.D. Chastain, T.M. Chastain, D. Lyford, and Mr. James were among the many that saw the President (Roosevelt) on his trip through the Territory.
May 4, 1905
Mr. McAleer is listed as a member of the newly formed Bokchito Commercial Club.
May 11, 1905
To those not familiar with the profession of pharmacy it would seem but a simple matter for anyone to enter a drug store and sell or dispense the thousand and one articles contained therein, overlooking the fact that many drugs, and especially chemicals, are harmless in themselves, but when combined with others become the most deadly of poisons. Mr. F.A. McAleer, the manager, is a thoroughly competent and experienced pharmacist, the only one in the Indian Territory whose name appears in the American Pharmaceutical Association…
The Luck of the Fisherman
J.B. Lloyd and F.A. McAleer caught a fine string of fish at Cherokee Lake last week. They caught several that would weigh three or four pounds. Mr. McAleer had the luck of all fishermen, he did not quite get wet all over, but nearly so. He slipped on his seat and falling in had to do some tall scrambling to keep his feet dry. His feet and hands were about all that escaped the water.